Friday, June 18, 2010 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: Drawing Down the Moon


Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler is another that I've had in my library FOREVER and never actually read more than skimming through. I've become bored with Crowley's biography, ironically enough. So this has taken it's place as my bedtime reading.



It is clear that many of the revivers of Witchcraft, such as Gerald Gardner, came into contact with various books promoting  the idea of goddess worship including, at the very least, Lucius Apuleius' classical witchcraft romance, The Golden Ass (in which Apuleius becomes a priest of Isis after the goddess appears in a beautiful vision), and Charles G. Leland's Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, published in 1899.

19 comments:

Kristin said...

Here's mine.

Happy Friday!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That's quite an excerpt! I'll have to read that a couple more times...lol.

Here's mine:

http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/the-friday-56-3/

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting sentence. Mine is from a Middle Grade book this week - The Magic Thief: Found by Sarah Prineas.

LadyD said...

Wow... I'm surprised!

Here's my post:


http://ladyd-books.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56-invisible-child.html

Vicki said...

Here's mine:

http://www.readingatthebeach.com/2010/06/aloha-friday-56.html

robsad79 said...

This one looks interesting. Might have to check it out.

Here is mine for the week. http://robsad79.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56_18.html

jacabur1 said...

Different reading than anything I would pick for sure..

Here is mine: http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56-june-11th.html


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A Simple Love of Reading said...

Happy Friday, interesting 56! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56going-too-far-11.html

gaby317 said...

I don't quite understand the quote!

I do like changes on your blog though.

Here's my Friday 56
http://www.startingfreshnyc.com/2010/06/friday-56-week-47-youll-be-sor-ree.html

Have a great weekend!

Becca said...

Mine's here.

ham1299 said...

Here's mine:
http://proudbooknerd.com/2010/06/18/the-friday-56-the-last-track/

Misti said...

I'm a newbie! ;D Here's mine: http://cropgirl.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56-between-here-and-april.html

Veggiemomof2 said...

Here's mine!

Bryan R. Terry said...

Interesting. My 56 is HERE

fredamans said...

Not sure I'd like this one....

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56_24.html

Mash1195 said...

My 56 is here
CMash

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Nice snippet. Sounds informative and something that might have to be read in small bites.

Mine is up now too, but not super exciting.

Swimmer said...

Here is mine!!!!

http://lovingbooksandmore.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56.html

Ashley said...

Here is mine: http://ashleybook.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-56-vampire-mountain.html

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